Pekin pen size?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cloverleaf Farm, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    A friend of mine just rescued a pekin drake, and needs to know how large of a pen he needs. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
     
  2. rearrolled

    rearrolled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hay bro if it is 1 just put it in a hutch or a size clost to that [​IMG]
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    A pen can be relatively small - say the size of a medium dog kennel - if the duck is only locked in at night for safety. But if they are not going to be let out to freerange - then a permanent pen needs to be bigger. Something for your friend to consider before making a pen for one duck- is that they are social animals- and like company. Is there any chance your friend may get the pekin a friend at some stage. If not, a pen 8 foot by 4 foot would be enough - that way they can build a shelter at one end for bad weather and also room for a small pool for swimming. That would be big enough for an extra duck or two as well- but much smaller and the poor fellow would be very cramped up and the pen would become very messy quicker.
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Ok, that's pretty much what I thought. The drake's name is "Arnold" he is VERY imprinted on people, which makes the fact that he got dumped even more sad. I think the person was "trying" to do the right thing, by dumping him in a pond where there were other ducks, but he just gets picked on by the wild ducks and the geese, and he's constantly wandering into the parking lot/under cars trying to be near people.

    I'll either convince her to get him a friend, or to let me rehome him where he can be with other ducks eventually.

    Thanks!!
     

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